This World Health Day it is time to build a fairer, healthier world for everyone

Since it began in 1950, the World Health Organisation’s World Health Day has highlighted a different theme of health each year. The event on April 7th 2021 is about building that fairer, healthier world for all. The campaign will run for the entire year and aims to raise awareness about health inequalities.

Speaking about their event, (click here,) the WHO said that the recent  Covid-19 pandemic had hit communities like those in the Western Pacific hard, pushing people back into poverty and food insecurity. The year of action aims to ‘bring people together to build a fairer, healthier world.’

WHO is urging Government’s to monitor health inequalities and to ‘ensure that all people are able to access quality health services depending on their needs and values within their communities.’

At Good Oaks Home Care, we are committed to providing the very best care we can based on our guiding values of PRIDE - Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Empathy. We believe in the power of small acts of kindness and dignity – spending the extra time with our clients that they need so they know they are listened to.

This World Health Day 2021 we have put together a guide for fitness and health for older people to help them maintain a good quality of life.

Nutrition is incredibly important as we get older, but often elderly people can lose interest in eating full, balanced meals. If you are concerned, here is our top ten tips to help encourage older people to eat. Click here.

Maintaining fitness is important for quality of life and staying independent for longer, here is our guide to staying active. Click here.

And finally, help older people stay safe and healthy at home, with this practical guide. Click here.

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